When my neighbor Bob goes out of town I watch his dogs for him.
He is out of town currently, and while I was over hanging out with the pooches I couldn’t help but notice the sad state of a corner of his yard. And then I remembered when he was over a few days ago he admired my beautiful basil plant, and lamented how he loves to cook with fresh herbs but doesn’t have any growing in his yard.
After I dropped the kids off at their camps, I headed to Walter’s Nursery. I got herbs, soil, micro bark ground cover, pots, and some lobelia plants. I took me about two hours to put in Bob’s guerrilla herb garden. I chose to put the herbs in pots, to give him flexibility when adding more, or taking out dead ones. I also left plenty of space for him to add pots, in case I missed his favorite herb! I buried them partially in holes in the ground to keep their profile low (he has automatic sprinklers in there) and to keep them moist. I put in three larger pots and 5 smaller ones, and planted lobelia flowers in each pot for some color.
Check out the pics of the whole project below. Double click for a larger view.